i’ve been making these for so long that i totally lost my touch with real, actual pastry crust. mine were INEDIBLE this thanksgiving. i’m having a pretty intense internal crisis about my pastry sucking (NOT ok) soooo i’m back here, making these awesome tart/pie crusts with cookies and butter. you can take any kind of cookie… i started with graham crackers but moved on to ginger snaps, chocolate cookies, etc. i made a nilla wafer crust for a key lime pie. it was real nice. so just pulse some cookies of your choice in a food processor (or put in a heavy duty ziploc and smash them around with a wine bottle, if you’re like me) and then dribble melted butter in until you get a thick enough consistency to stick to the bottom and sides of a (greased) pie dish or tart pan. then bake it for like 10 minutes till it hardens up a little and then put whatever you want in it! like pastry cream or marscapone or fruits or all of those things. so easy, so good.